TheAppWhisperer Triumphs! A Very Touching Testimonial

Yesterday, I had the greatest pleasure to receive a donation from an artist that I do not know too well, Becky Menzies from Canada. I wrote to thank her for her contribution and she wrote me the most touching reply. I asked her if I may share it with you all because it means so much to me.  It is messages like this that motivate and inspire me to do what I do, every single day.

If you’re unfamiliar with Becky Menzies, please reach out to her, I will ensure she’s invited to all of our groups, what a wonderful person and artist she is!

“Joanne, you are most welcome. The person to whom I dedicated the donation is Marilyn who is my mother. She passed away almost 11 years ago. Marilyn was intelligent, articulate and artistic, and supported my early forays in art.

I gave up art for a long time when my career took over until a friend introduced me to digital art about three years ago. That journey led me to rediscover my interest in art and explore other art mediums (fused glass, textile art). But lately, I have been diving more deeply into digital art which led me to you and The App Whisperer. What a find!

The way you support this artistic medium allows for so many entry points for people and artists with wide ranging interests and abilities. I really enjoy the thought-provoking articles you write. I know my mother would have also enjoyed reflecting on and discussing your insights.

I often wonder how my mother would have engaged with and approached digital art. I still hear her voice telling me about composition, values, colour, and lately I “talk” to her about what kind of story I am trying to convey when I create a digital art piece.

Joanne, you don’t know me and I don’t know you – other than through your passionate commitment to art. And, I am sure you receive numerous stories like this from many, many people. But I do know what resonates with me, and your intellectual and reflective sharing makes me feel at “home”, if that makes any sense.

Making the decision to support you and The App Whisperer was a very easy and happy decision to make. Thank YOU!”

©Becky Menzies

Joanne Carter, creator of the world’s most popular mobile photography and art website—— TheAppWhisperer platform has been a pivotal cyberspace for mobile artists of all abilities to learn about, to explore, to celebrate and to share mobile artworks. Joanne’s compassion, inclusivity, and humility are hallmarks in all that she does, and is particularly evident in the platform she has built. In her words, “We all have the potential to remove ourselves from the centre of any circle and to expand a sphere of compassion outward; to include everyone interested in mobile art, ensuring every artist is within reach”, she has said. Promotion of mobile artists and the art form as a primary medium in today’s art world, has become her life’s focus. She has presented lectures bolstering mobile artists and their art from as far away as the Museum of Art in Seoul, South Korea to closer to her home in the UK at Focus on Imaging. Her experience as a jurist for mobile art competitions includes: Portugal, Canada, US, S Korea, UK and Italy. And her travels pioneering the breadth of mobile art includes key events in: Frankfurt, Naples, Amalfi Coast, Paris, Brazil, London. Pioneering the world’s first mobile art online gallery - has extended her reach even further, shipping from London, UK to clients in the US, Europe and The Far East to a global group of collectors looking for exclusive art to hang in their homes and offices. The online gallery specialises in prints for discerning collectors of unique, previously unseen signed limited edition art. Her journey towards becoming The App Whisperer, includes (but is not limited to) working for a paparazzi photo agency for several years and as a deputy editor for a photo print magazine. Her own freelance photographic journalistic work is also widely acclaimed. She has been published extensively both within the UK and the US in national and international titles. These include The Times, The Sunday Times, The Guardian, Popular Photography & Imaging, dpreview, NikonPro, Which? and more recently with the BBC as a Contributor, Columnist at Vogue Italia and Contributing Editor at LensCulture. Her professional photography has also been widely exhibited throughout Europe, including Italy, Portugal and the UK. She is currently writing several books, all related to mobile art and is always open to requests for new commissions for either writing or photography projects or a combination of both. Please contact her at: [email protected]